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“It's all about profits while keeping customers' trust”

There is a strong sense of team spirit and the fact that this is a large chain with a very big patient base means they are always busy

There is constant pressure always needing to hit aggressive targets. The focus on profits is sometimes at odds with the goal of being a health care provider.

“A solid company with good team spirit who arguably are starting to lose vision (pun intended)”

A great sense of team and belonging. A large workplace and a solid customer base meant work was always busy (which i considered to be a good thing!)

Constant stress and pressure to SELL, SELL, SELL. Profits are key to everything in this company (which is unusual for a healthcare company). But yeah, that got to me a bit. It would be good to see the company moving away from profits and more to the original vision (no pun intended).

Over 1,300 stores nationwide. That's pretty much every major high street in the UK!

“People centred but also bonus-oriented company, got the potential to be so much better”

Staff bonus scheme is a huge plus The fact that it's a family business creates a caring people-focused vibe. You don't feel like you are just a number, you feel valued as a person. Staff socials are top notch, we even have a summer ball which is a real highlight.

The bonus schemes actually very often are working against the productivity of the company and also against it achieving a really good forward thinking strategy for the future. This is because people are more interested in achieving the targets they need to get their bonus and much less interested in working hard for the benefit of the customers or the company. Even though it's encouraged you shouldn't speak up if you want to progress up the ladder. Memories are long and you will not be forgiven.

Handwritten birthday cards from the top bosses!

“Great workplace”



No chair on reception

“Inadequate training and workplace bullying goes on. Managers like to sweep this under the carpet but there is a big turnover of staff because of it.”

There is very little I can say about this.

No sufficient training. Expected to do every aspect of the job without proper training or help. New members of staff left on the shop floor alone whilst others are chatting or on their mobile phones. Bullying new members of staff and trying to sabotage their work. Very Clicky. A lot of health and safety issues.

How the management are quite happy to allow untrained new members of staff to take fields tests and eye pressures and to use machinery with no training.

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Specsavers is a Partnership of nearly 2,000 locally-run businesses, committed to delivering high quality, affordable optical and hearing care in the communities they serve. Each store is part-owned and managed by its own directors, who are shareholders of their own businesses but who are supported by key specialists in support offices, who provide a range of services, such as marketing, accounting, IT and wholesaling, among others. This partnership ensures that the opticians and audiologists who run their stores can concentrate on delivering what they do best – provide expert eye and hearing care to their customers. There are now more than 2,500 Specsavers partners worldwide, all working towards the same vision, a vision founded by Doug and Mary Perkins 30 years ago. Back in 1984, Doug and Mary pioneered the optical joint venture partnership model and also revolutionised the industry with their innovative concept of affordable, fashionable eyecare for everyone, at a time when high prices for optical care and limited choice were the norm. It is a formula that works: today, the Specsavers Partnership is the world's largest optical retailer with more than 1,650 stores operating across 10 countries. In 2012/13, we saw 11.6% more customers and continued to grow the business with an increase in total revenue of 6.9%.

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